Where did you buy Your DROID, What Did you with it. How Much Out the Door !!

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  1. Inundated

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    My first promotional phone...I was about a month and a half away from being eligible for promo pricing, and they had no problem making it happen.
     
  2. leebodroid

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    Yodes,
    I am currently with AT&T. My advice - Don't do it!!!

    First off, don't switch because of one sales rep that was a ***** to you, maybe she just broke up with her girlfriend! I could understand if, like AT&T, the whole company treated you that way.

    Second, I have 15 months remaining on my contract, and I'm still considering switching to VZW. The price I'd have to pay AT&T for leaving is much less than what I'd have to pay over the next 15 months for staying!

    Everything you've heard about dropped calls is true. Besides, I bought an HTC Fuze in January for almost $400, 3 months later the charging pin cracked. They told me it wasn't covered under the warranty. In May I lost it over in Europe. AT&T offered to sell me a REFURBISHED unit - for $50 more than they sold me the new one!!! (Picked one up on EBay). Plus they were going to extend my 2 yr contract even longer.

    It's obvious that they have no interest in keeping me as a customer, even though I've been with them for about 13 years (under Cingular).

    Besides, you're trying to make the same mistake you made with the Storm. Don't be in such a hurry to get a Droid. Wait a month or two until REAL user reports come in - from actual customers!

    My only pause in going to VZW (besides paying the ETF to AT&T) is VZW is upping the ETF to $350 on the 15th, and I am spoiled by being able to talk and use the Internet at the same time. I hear that is not possible on VZW with ANY phone.
     
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    Threads merged guys :icon_ banana:
     
  4. JimMariner

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    This is where I was at 530am on the 5th of Nov :p

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    Yodes I feel your pain. I went to a Verizon Wireless store near my place in person and my experience was worse...

    Went into this store today to purchase the Droid and have Verizon be my new carrier (I have T-mobile now, contract is up). I stood around waiting for someone to even ask me if I needed help. Waited 15 MINUTES and left. This is by far the WORST customer service I have experienced anywhere, by far from a wireless carrier. I know this is case by case, but it's still unacceptable. I may take a look at at&t now.

    Needless to say my first impression of Verizon is garbage. I did get to play with the Droid and Eris at Best Buy down the road and in all honesty, I like the Eris more. I am sold on HTC phones now. If the rumors of the HTC Passion is true, I will jump on that 100% without question.
     
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    I was in contract with Cingular? when AT&T took over. A full year of paying AT&T and unable to use the phone. Called almost weekly to complain. Date contract up I called to cancel. Rep states "you haven't been switched over to the AT&T network, we can do that now".
    I've been drooling over the iPhone since it came out but didn't want to experience the pain associated with AT&T again.
    Ordered my Droid & will dump T-Mobile soon as my contract is up in December. I was hoping T-Mobile would get better phones.
    Hopefully Verizon will treat me nice. They play nice they may get my Cable and Internet business also.

    199 X 3 Droids thru my employers VZ Corporate Rep. + 1 phone doc for the Mrs.. $693.93 Total.

    Seems he shoulda' trimmed the price alittle after reading this thread.
     
  7. RTracer

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    Verizon bus rep.
    $99 + tax on full retail $153
     
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    depends on your calling plan and how long you have been with verizon.... I have been with them for several years and was lucky enough to get my $100 credit towards the DROID.....but I am hearing it might be my last.. verizon has changed the program

    Calling Features: New Every Two®


    looks like plans $79.99 and up will get only $50 every two years towards upgrade
    and plans $34.99 to $79.88 will only get $30 every two years towards upgrade...........sucks but i guess was going to happen sooner or later
     
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    LOL bring those bulky looking cellphones from the 90's
     
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    $199 after MIR. Plus Cali sales tax :mad: on the full price of the phone... $55 or so.

    More than I would have liked but glad to be rid of my Voyager.
     
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    Which Droid, Moto or HTC? If the Mto how did you get that price?!
     
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    My interest was piqued by the Droid but I figured I'd wait until my contract was up next June (or at least until my NE2 in March) and consider the iphone. I started reading more and more on the Droid and it seems awesome (tons of potential) and then I got an email on Tuesday letting me know that I'm a fricken' rockstar and I'm a "select customer" eligible for an early upgrade to a new smart phone. At that point I knew it was just a matter of waiting til payday (yesterday) to get the wheels in motion.

    I planned on going through Amazon but I changed my mind when I saw it was backordered (and as of today OOS completely). So I put on my running shoes and started going around town to see what I could do.
    1) First stop at a Verizon store to play with it for a bit and make sure nothing stood out that I wouldn't like. I heard about deals elsewhere so I decided to come back to the store as last resort as to not deal with the mail in rebate
    2) Headed up to Walmart where I heard they were selling it for $188. No luck as they weren't stocking them until they moved old inventory
    3) Headed up to BestBuy and waited patiently for a rep. He took my info and let me know I wasn't eligible to upgrade through their system until my NE2 date. I thanked him and went on my way.

    I was determined to get my hands on this phone at this point, but I was hungry and grabbed a $5 Little Ceasar's pizza to maul while I game planned. I rechecked my email and it states to call their 866 number or take a printout into a store for my early upgrade. I took a chance and called and got hooked up with a guy named Kevin. Kevin had to verify I received the email and when it checked out I asked him if the rebate is mail-in or instant over the phone and he said it's still mail-in. (Funny thing about the email is it says "Not available online" and then goes on to list the new smart phones with the online 'instant rebate' prices). I let Kevin know that I was gonna head up to the store since the rebate is still mail in and I'd be able to have a phone today and he said, "Let me see what I can do for you" and ended up getting the phone for me at $199+tax straight out. Kevin F'N made my weekend with this :icon_ banana:

    I guess it pays to put in a little work to get the deal you want. For anyone else looking for special pricing, it won't hurt any to call and ask. Be polite and hope for a good rep, but be understanding if you aren't eligible since it was worth a shot to try.

    Looking forward to my new Droid arriving via FedEx on Wednesday :icon_ devil: